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Strawberry Recipes for Natural Skincare
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Many simple strawberry recipes have been developed over the centuries to make use of this beautiful fragrant summer fruit for natural skincare.
Strawberries are considered to have a cooling effect, both on the skin and inside the body when eaten. So much so that it was not considered healthy to eat them during the winter.
The fruit, the leaves and the root can be used for medicinal and healing purposes.
Obviously, the fruit is by far the most pleasant and easiest to use, and it is pretty easy to grow a few strawberry plants in the summer.
Unfortunately they can also cause an allergic reaction when eaten or when in contact with the skin for some people. Make sure you are not allergic before trying them in your skincare regime!
Natural skin care strawberry recipes
can be as simple as adding strawberries...
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Strawberries contain a lot of Vitamin C which helps speed up the healing of wounds and promotes healthy gums.
They are also astringent which makes them beneficial to the skin.
Just remember that they can cause hives and skin irritation in some people.
All you need is a couple of fresh ripe strawberries for this one!
Crush the strawberries and smear them over your face and neck. Leave it on as long as you can for maximum effect.
This simple treatment will leave your skin soft, smooth and healthy looking.
SUMMER FACE MASK
A lovely fresh and fruity face mask.
WHAT YOU NEED
15g finely ground oatmeal or finely ground almonds
WHAT TO DO
Mash the strawberries well, then add the oatmeal or almonds.
Finally stir in the yogurt to make the paste.
Spread on the face and neck and leave for as long as you can (ideally as least 20-30 minutes).
If you are using the oatmeal then you need to use the mixture immediately. However if you are using almonds it will keep in the fridge for a day or two.
Rinse off well with warm water.
WHAT YOU NEED
1 teaspoon of salt
Olive oil or any other suitable vegetable oil you have available
WHAT TO DO
Crush the strawberries.
Mix in the salt then finally add the oil.
Rub the mixture onto your feet, between the toes, underneath - all over your feet with a good massaging motion.
Rinse off with warm water.
You can apply the juice to the skin to help cool and soothe sunburn.
The juice is also used to help remove blemishes from the skin.
You can also apply it to your teeth to help whiten them.
Eating strawberries (in fact most berries) has been known to help if you have gout by reducing the levels of uric acid in your body.
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